Safeguarding at Danesgate

At Danesgate we recognise that:

The welfare of the child is paramount and that all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, cultural heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse. Working in partnership with children, young people and their parents, carers and other agencies, is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

Danesgate Community Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

We follow the DfE guidance from:

You should always report concerns if you think you or someone else could be at risk of harm. You can find our full Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy by CLICKING HERE on this website alongside other related documents and information.

Anyone with any concerns about the welfare of a student MUST report it to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, or if she is not available one of her deputies, as soon as possible by calling 01904 555555 or emailing [email protected].

Kim Mower

Designated Safeguarding Lead

[email protected]

01904 555555

Anna Barrett

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

[email protected]

01904 555555

Sophie Brigstock

Nominated Governor for Child Protection

Email address

01904 642611

If however, you are not happy with the actions of those in school responsible for Safeguarding or you cannot contact anyone please contact York’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH is a multi-agency single point of contact for all concerns about children and to make sure that children receive the right level of support) directly yourself for guidance on 01904 551900:

  • if you know of a child who may become vulnerable without additional help and support
  • if you are worried a child or young person is at risk of, or is being, hurt or abused
  • if you want to know about services available to support children and families

For more information on MASH visit:


How we protect our students

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. At Danesgate Community this is achieved through the high profile of safeguarding throughout the school, constant self review and the following areas:


Our Governing Body

Our governing body ensure we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (Kim Mower) and a Deputy (Anna Barrett) who are trained and capable of fulfilling the role.

They are also responsible for:

  • Ensuring the schools policies and procedures are fit for purpose
  • Attendance
  • School Security
  • Safer recruitment
  • Allegations against staff and volunteers

A Safeguarding Report is produced on an annual basis. The link Governor for Safeguarding is Sophie Brigstock.


At Danesgate Community we work very hard to ensure that our policies are true and effective. You can find our Policies on the Policies Page. All staff have access to our online Staff Handbook, which includes information on all aspects of the school including, staff code of conduct and safeguarding.


Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.

For more information please visit: